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‘Overtourism is killing Big Sur’: activists raise banner in California vacation spot | US news | The Guardian

Tourism based economies: first to crash in bad economy, last to recover….costs: Tourism=death of local servicing business Loss of Mom and Pop stores to tourism based business Low wage industries, need 2 and 3 jobs to stay financially afloat Hollowing out of neighborhoods Communities fragmented by event centers, tasting rooms, vacation rentals in all zoning […]

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Can Sonoma County build its way out of growing pains? …..”no limits economy” not sustainable

…not to mention the hollowing out of neighborhoods by investors and loss of community. Tourism based economies are also the first to be hit in economic downturns.  See below… Self-inflicted pains EDITOR: In his Jan. 13 Close to Home column, Patrick Emery told the truth: “By no definition is an economy based on continued and

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